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Manuscript Development

  • Richardson Public Library 900 Civic Center Drive Richardson, TX, 75080 United States (map)

Manuscript Development and Process

with Darren Sapp

Darren will show you how he develops his novels using the Hero’s Journey and Three-Act Structure as well as tips for outlining non-fiction manuscripts. In addition, he uses a simple spreadsheet to plan his writing goals and plan out every step to publication.


Darren Sapp is a U.S. Navy flight deck veteran, graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, and holds a Masters of History from Southwestern A/G University. Darren writes inspiring stories of courageous characters. His passion to see orphans cared for, protected, and in many cases adopted, joyfully takes up much of his spare time. He is co-founder of an orphan ministry in Ghana, West Africa. Darren earned a black belt in Shurite Karate and teaches anti-abduction techniques to women and children around the world. He is married to Holly and they somehow survive raising their five children. Darren is the author of fiction books including Fire on the Flight Deck, Special Force, The Fisher Boy, and Summer of '79, as well as non-fiction books, Aaron Bank and the Early Days of the US Army Special Forces and Mastering College the Tried and True Way.

The Writers Guild of Texas presents Guest Speaker / Program meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Basement Program room of the Richardson Public Library. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Earlier Event: May 15
WGT Critique Group
Later Event: June 17
Writer's Voice